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  • 5 stars across 31 books
    Chris Ryan was born in 1961 in a village near Newcastle. At the age of sixteen he attached himself unofficially to 'C' Squadron of 23rd Special Air Service, the territorial regiment based at Prudhoe, in Northumberland. Over the next seven years he covered hundreds of miles of moor and mountain on training exercises.

    In 1984 he joined 22nd SAS, the regular Regiment, and completed three tours which took him to many parts of the world on operations and exercises. He also worked extensively in the counter-terrorist field, serving as an assaulter, sniper and finally Sniper Team Commander on the Special Projects team.

    Chris was part of the SAS eight-man team chosen for the famous Bravo Two Zero mission during the 1991 Gulf War. He was the only member of the unit to escape from Iraq, where three of his colleagues were killed and four captured. This was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS, and for this he was awarded the Military Medal. Chris wrote about his experiences in his book The One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen and became an immediate bestseller.

    Since then he has written four other books of non-fiction, over 20 bestselling novels and three series of children's books. Chris's novels have gone on inspire the Sky One series Strike Back.

    In addition to his books, Chris has presented a number of very successful TV programmes including Hunting Chris Ryan, How Not to Die and Chris Ryan's Elite Police.
    26th February 2015

    Under Cover

    Ricky is a street kid - sharp, quick and usually up to no good. When he tries to steal from the wrong people, he is save... More

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    7th April 2016

    Endgame

    'Don't come after us ... remember the first thing I ever taught you - that your first duty is to stay alive' For some t... More

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    28th February 2013

    Agent 21: Codebreaker: Book 3

    Secret agent Zak Darke is back for his third mission - and the stakes have never been higher. An unknown bomber is con... More

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    6th January 2011

    Agent 21: Book 1

    Some authors just write about it. Chris Ryan has been there, done it, and lived to tell the tale. Agent 21 is the first ... More

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    10th April 2014

    Deadfall: Agent 21

    Zak Darke is sent on what seems like a straightforward surveillance op in South Africa but it soon turns into the tough... More

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    1st March 2012

    Agent 21: Reloaded: Book 2

    Some authors just write about it. Chris Ryan has been there, done it, and lived to tell the tale. This is the second in ... More

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    22nd October 2015

    Little Plum

    When Gem moves into The House Next Door, Nona and Belinda think she's stuck up and vow to have nothing to do with her.... More

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    6th October 2008

    Extreme Animals

    From creatures bearing deadly weapons, such as bone-crunching teeth and deadly fangs, to champion movers like the jet-pr... More

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    10th October 2013

    War Dog

    Did you ever think that a dog could save someone's life? I'm living proof that it can happen. My name's Jamie, and I w... More

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    1st September 2006

    Wildfire: Code Red

    Ben gets the chance for a trip of a lifetime when his mum is invited to attend a big conference in Australia. In the mid... More

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